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Licensure Board Opportunity
For Veterans


Are you a VETERAN and looking for an opportunity to serve the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania? If yes, there are several opportunities for you to serve as a public member on a licensure board.

VETERANS are specifically being sought after to serve on these boards in order to offer their military perspective and
to help address any military spouse portability concerns within these professions.

Licensure boards meet every other month in Harrisburg; meeting length varies depending on the amount of business before the board – a couple hours/half a work day would be a reasonable estimate. Members receive a per diem of $60. A public member on a licensure board may not currently hold a professional license regulated by another licensure board (i.e. a registered nurse cannot be the public member on the State Board of Accountancy).

State Board of Accountancy: regulates licensure and practice of public accountants and certified public accountants; establishes, amends, and enforces continuing education requirements and professional conduct standards. Term is four years. (2 public member vacancies as of 7/18/18).


State Board of Barber Examiners: regulates the licensure and practice of the barbering profession (including barber managers and barber teachers); inspects, approves, and registers barber shops and schools, and prescribes sanitary requirements. Term is three years. (2 public member vacancies as of 7/18/18).


State Board of Cosmetology: regulates the practice and licensure of estheticians, nail technicians, cosmetologists, teachers of cosmetology, and cosmetology salons and schools; issues apprentice permits; and prescribes disinfection standards. Term is three years. (2 public member vacancies as of 7/18/18).


State Board of Osteopathic Medicine: regulates the licensure and registration of doctors of osteopathic medicine and surgery, the certification of physician assistants and respiratory therapists, certification of athletic trainers, and registration of acupuncturists. Term is four years. (2 public member vacancies as of 7/18/18).


State Board of Pharmacy: regulates the practice of pharmacy; governs practice standards, drug storage, security and dispensing requirements, facility requirements, licensure, internships, and continuing education. Term is six years. (2 public member vacancies as of 7/18/18).


State Board of Veterinary Medicine: regulates the licensure and practice of veterinary medicine; licenses veterinarians, certifies veterinary technicians, approves schools of veterinary medicine and vet tech programs. Term is four years. (2 public member vacancies as of 7/18/18).


If you are a VETERAN and are interested in serving on a board, please email the Governor's Office of Intergovernmental Affairs at gov-opl@pa.gov and the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs at RA-MVDMVALEGISLATIVE@pa.gov to express your interest in serving.